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How CO2 pollution is affecting life in the ocean

Posted by: Natalie Bishop
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Most of the news about climate change is about how it affects the atmosphere and land creatures. But we shouldn’t forget the source of life that covers nearly three-quarters of Earth’s surface: the ocean. About a quarter to a third of all carbon dioxide emissions from our cars and factories are absorbed by the Earth’s oceans. Much of it becomes “fixed” and stored in ocean plants like seagrass. Ocean plants absorb carbon just like forests and field grasses do. But, any of the CO2 that is not fixed dissolves into the seawater, altering the chemistry of the waters. The result is ocean acidification.

Read More | Jun 26, 2012 |

Climate change and the risk of rising seas

Posted by: Erin Flaherty
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How do you picture climate change? Aside from the warming part, another problem lies in the future: rising sea levels, which means a higher risk of damaging floods in coastal communities.

Read More | Apr 25, 2012 |

Recyclebank’s Earth Month contest offers low-carbon vacation prize

Posted by: Erin Flaherty
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For Earth Month, participants can virtually travel the world to learn what green actions other countries are taking and pledge to do something similar. Just by participating, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win great rewards!

Read More | Apr 12, 2012 |

More Americans believe in climate change. But will that last?

Posted by: Erin Flaherty
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After several years of declining “belief” in global warming, a recent poll suggests that 62% of Americans believe in global warming, up from 55% in the spring of 2011.

Read More | Mar 20, 2012 |

Too young to vote, old enough to matter: Oregon girls sue for climate protection

Posted by: Erin Flaherty
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Think your voice can’t be heard? Think again. Two girls in Oregon sued their governor for failing to protect their futures and Oregon’s natural resources from the harmful effects of climate change.

Read More | Feb 28, 2012 |